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Values / Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Accessibility (DEIBA) Principles



We are a community-based organization. We believe in “people first,” respecting and building relationships with our residents and staff—the Mission Housing family—and supporting them to use their voices for the benefit of the community. We believe that collaboration with our community, city, and state partners is essential to successfully advocating for equitable solutions to affordable housing.



We are a leading voice in the development of affordable housing in the Mission District and throughout San Francisco. We are optimistic and seek creative solutions to overcoming challenges. We ground ourselves in our strengths and seek input and partnerships in areas where we can still grow. We believe in taking realistic, purposeful risks and leading the affordable housing and community development fields as pioneers and innovators.




We are inclusive of all people, including people of all identities and abilities/disabilities. We believe housing is a human right and that everyone should have a home and community where they feel a sense of belonging. We honor and celebrate all cultures and welcome cultural differences. We are rooted in the Mission District and bring these cultural and community values to each of the diverse neighborhoods we serve throughout San Francisco.




We use our mission as our decision-making compass and see our work as part of our legacy. We are intentional in the programmatic, operational, and policy decisions we make. We do what’s right because that’s the right thing to do. We are transparent about how we operate as an organization, and we base our decisions on what is best for our residents, our surrounding communities, and our organization. We approach decisions we make with thoughtfulness. We hold ourselves accountable for the commitments we make to each other and to the communities we serve.




We believe that housing should be designed and maintained to be a sustainable asset for current and future generations. We believe that the process by which we develop housing should reflect our values and provide sustainability for workers and the families and individuals living in our buildings. As such, Mission Housing partners with other professionals that uphold high standards and pay fair wages and benefits to employees and contractors, enabling them to support their families and the local economy.

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